Sonsonate, El Salvador
|• City||232.53 km2 (89.78 sq mi)|
|Elevation||246 m (807 ft)|
|• Density||310/km2 (800/sq mi)|
Sonsonate is a city and municipality of El Salvador. It is the capital of the department of Sonsonate; on the Sensunapan River and the railway from San Salvador to the Pacific port of Acajutla, 21 km (13 mi) south. Pop. (2007), about 71,541.
Historically, the area was a producer of cotton. Most of the cotton produced, as of 1850, was retained for local use. Today, tobacco farming, cattle ranching and tourism (volcanos, coral reef) are important industries.
- "Sonsonate". Encyclopædia Britannica. 25 (11th ed.). 1911. p. 417.
- Baily, John (1850). Central America; Describing Each of the States of Guatemala, Honduras, Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. London: Trelawney Saunders. p. 118.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Sonsonate". Encyclopædia Britannica. 25 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 417.
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